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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 2-8

November 30, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 3-Dec. 9

November 30, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 3-Dec. 9 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Art Museum Holiday Event Showcases Work by Albany County Students

November 29, 2012 — “Happy Holidays, Laramie!” presents musical performances, an art exhibition and refreshments from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Professor’s Book Explains Potential of Sustainable Enterprise

November 29, 2012 — Businesses everywhere would like to operate as better citizens toward the natural environment and toward communities, but how can they do this and still maintain profitability -- especially in economically challenging times?

UW Survey: Wyoming Voters Support Tax Increase

November 29, 2012 — While Wyoming voters gave Republican Mitt Romney the second-highest percentage of the vote of any state -- 69 percent -- they disagreed with him on one of the campaign’s central issues: Whether to increase tax rates on individuals earning more than $250,000 annually.

UW Debate Team Argues Through Successful Fall Semester

November 28, 2012 — The University of Wyoming debate team competed in six separate tournaments this semester with wins against several prominent colleges.

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UW Gallery Exhibition Focuses on Student Experiences Abroad

November 28, 2012 — Works created by students studying abroad in Turkey can be seen in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234 Dec. 3-14.

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UW Researchers to Explore Pacific Ocean Floor to Understand History of Earth’s Crust

November 28, 2012 — Michael Cheadle and Barbara John, professors in the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics, will soon set sail, but it won’t be a leisurely vacation as husband and wife.

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Classic Children’s Fairy Tale Receives Modern Make-Over in UW Ballet

November 27, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance production of “From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet” can be seen Tuesday, Dec. 4-Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. on the UW Fine Arts main stage.

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Laramie Holiday Home Tour Set

November 27, 2012 — Three unique homes will be showcased during the University of Wyoming Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon- 4 p.m.

Northern Rockies Skies for December

November 27, 2012 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.

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UW Pan Band to Perform Thursday

November 27, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Pan Band will give a free performance Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Denney Receives Seibold Award from UW College of Arts and Sciences

November 26, 2012 — Colleen Denney, director and professor in the University of Wyoming Gender and Women’s Studies Program, has received the College of Arts and Sciences Seibold Professorship for 2013-2014. The award recognizes demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Fall Commencement Set For Dec. 6-8 at UW

November 26, 2012 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8.

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UW, CSU Research: Microbes Accelerate Soil Carbon Loss

November 26, 2012 — New research from scientists at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University suggests that the loss of carbon from soils in response to climate change could be accelerated by unexpected responses of soil-inhabiting microorganisms.

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UW Faculty Senate Lecture Proposes the Aral Desert Could Turn Back into a Sea

November 26, 2012 — University of Wyoming entomologist Alex Latchininsky will lecture on the Aral Sea catastrophe and whether modern technology can reverse the effects at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Room 133 of the UW Classroom Building.

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UW Holiday Market Set for Nov. 30

November 26, 2012 — More than 70 vendors from throughout the region will sell seasonal items at the University of Wyoming Union Holiday Market from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, on the second floor of the Wyoming Union. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided to shoppers.

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UW Synergy Program Students Raise Funds for Grassroots Programs in Kenya

November 26, 2012 — University of Wyoming students will sell T-shirts, chocolate and silicone bracelets from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Wyoming Union to raise money for a Kenyan nonprofit organization’s grassroots programs.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 2-Dec. 8

November 26, 2012 — Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Folk-Pop Quartet SHEL Sets Nov. 30 for UW Performance

November 21, 2012 — The all-woman band SHEL will perform a free show Friday, Nov. 30, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union lower level.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

November 21, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 26-Dec. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Collegiate Chorale Offers Special Holiday Performance

November 21, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will perform “Solace of the Song: Collegiate Chorale by Candlelight” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, located at 104 South Fourth Street in Laramie.

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Balloon Research Launch Requires Teamwork, Early Start

November 20, 2012 — A small facility, located at the end of a lonely, washboard dirt road off State Highway 130, is visible in the dark due only to a few lights that emanate inside, while a faint glow cast from nearby Laramie Regional Airport illuminates the shape of the building.

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Patti Fiasco Returns to Wyoming for Concert

November 20, 2012 — Wyoming natives Patti Fiasco will perform Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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UW Outdoor Program is a Finalist in $10,000 Competition

November 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program has made it to the final four and needs votes on Facebook to win a $10,000 prize.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1: How did People Vote? The Religious Breakdown

November 20, 2012 — America’s voters are overwhelmingly Christian: 78 percent of voters identified themselves as Christians in exit polls Nov. 6. That is down just 3 percent from 81 percent, the highest Christian participation in the previous three elections. Despite some of the pre-election rhetoric about the nation being overrun by non-believers of various stripes, this obviously did not happen.

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UW’s Stratospheric Research Using Balloons is Longest Continuous in the World

November 20, 2012 — For more than 40 years, University of Wyoming faculty have been launching research balloons where the skies are not cloudy all day, giving UW the distinction of being the nation’s research institution with the longest running program for measuring stratospheric aerosol.

Nomination Deadline for UW Employee of Fourth Quarter Dec. 7

November 19, 2012 — The deadline for nominations for UW Outstanding Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter is Friday, Dec. 7.

Public Offers Input on UW President Search

November 19, 2012 — During a series of public meetings around the state, Wyoming residents have shared the qualifications and characteristics they hope to see in the next president of the University of Wyoming.

Still Time to Contribute to UW’s 2012 United Way Campaign

November 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s 2012 United Way campaign has reached half of its goal of $125,000, and organizers say there’s still plenty of time to contribute.

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UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

November 19, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

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UW Professor Receives National Excellence in Teaching Award

November 19, 2012 — A family and consumer sciences professor at the University of Wyoming has been recognized for excellence in teaching and service to students.

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UW Trustees Approve Faculty Appointments and Changes

November 19, 2012 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting Friday, Nov. 16.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 18-Dec. 1

November 16, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 18-Dec. 1 at the University of Wyoming.

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Powell Graduates Among Highly Sought UW Petroleum Engineering Students

November 16, 2012 — With two full semesters remaining before he graduates, University of Wyoming student Brad Brinkerhoff from Powell already knows that his petroleum engineering career will help meet the nation’s ever-growing demands for energy.

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University of Wyoming Team Places Third in International Student Design Competition

November 16, 2012 — Student engineers at the University of Wyoming were the top United States team and third overall during the recent ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Student Design Competition in Houston, Texas.

UW Trustees Approve Construction, Renovation Projects

November 16, 2012 — Three major construction and renovation projects at the University of Wyoming moved a step closer to getting under way with action today (Friday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 25-Dec.1

November 16, 2012 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Residents Have Mixed Views on Health Care Changes

November 16, 2012 — The people of Wyoming oppose proposed changes in Medicare and continue to disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

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Surprise Guests for UW Holiday Concert Revealed

November 15, 2012 — BASIX, an award-winning a cappella ensemble, has been announced as the surprise guests for the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs holiday performance Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall.

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UW Libraries Achieves GWLA Membership Status as Top Research Library

November 15, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s status as a top research institution has been bolstered with UW Libraries achieving membership in the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) -- a consortium of 32 research libraries located in the central and western United States.

UW Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 15, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Nov. 26. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 21-23.

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Faculty Recital Series Continues with Newest UW Faculty Member

November 14, 2012 — New University of Wyoming music department faculty member Chi-Chen Wu will be joined by string faculty members John Fadial, Beth Vanderborgh and James Pryzgocki for a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Fine Arts concert hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Family Bequeaths Valuable Art Collection to UW

November 14, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will receive one of the most significant gifts in its history from a longtime UW faculty member and administrator.

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UW Art Museum Hosts Holiday Tree Decorating for Students and Residents

November 14, 2012 — Community businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to decorate holiday trees Thursday, Nov. 29-Saturday, Dec. 1, during the annual Festival of Trees at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Extension Bulletin Outlines Personal Protective Equipment for Farm, Ranch Safety

November 14, 2012 — A new University of Wyoming Extension publication offers suggestions to ranchers and farmers purchasing and using personal protective equipment.

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EdTech Magazine Rates UW’s Technology Blog in Nation’s Top 50

November 13, 2012 — When Brett Williams started an information technology blog in 2011 to help University of Wyoming students and employees with their technical questions, little did he know it would garner outside media attention.

International Night Focuses on Cultural Education for UW Students

November 13, 2012 — Students can experience cultures from around the world during International Night Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. the University of Wyoming Union lower level.

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New Art Exhibitions Showcase University Professors

November 13, 2012 — Tsehai Johnson and Melissa Haviland’s ceramic and printmaking exhibitions can be seen Nov. 16-Dec. 14 at the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Gallery, located on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive. The opening reception is scheduled Friday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m.

Meetings on Proposed UW International Programs, Outreach School Merger

November 12, 2012 — Information about a proposed merger of the University of Wyoming Outreach School with the International Programs Office will be presented Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13-14.

Members of Search Committees to Meet with UW Faculty, Staff

November 12, 2012 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members have another opportunity to provide input regarding the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

Small Change in UW Employee Insurance Premiums

November 12, 2012 — University of Wyoming employees will see a relatively small change in the deductions made from their December 2012 paychecks for health and dental insurance premiums, for coverage effective January 2013.

University Vehicle Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 12, 2012 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2013 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2012.

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UW Extension Honors Educators, Specialist for Exemplary Performance

November 12, 2012 — A Natrona County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received extension’s most prestigious award, and two others received newer employee and creative excellence honors.

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UW Petroleum Engineering Program Sees Big Enrollment Increase

November 12, 2012 — As a daughter of parents in the oil and gas industry, University of Wyoming student Rebecca Podio of Newcastle is following in her folks’ footsteps.

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UW Search Process Strikes Proper Balance

November 12, 2012 — As Wyoming’s only university, the University of Wyoming appropriately receives significant scrutiny from a public that has high and wide-ranging expectations. As the leader of the state’s university, UW’s president fills a prominent statewide role to assure that the institution is meeting those expectations.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 18-Nov. 23

November 12, 2012 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 11-17

November 9, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming.

History Lecture, Honors Society Initiation Tuesday

November 9, 2012 — Professor Michael Brose will be the next speaker in the Department of History’s Faculty Spotlight series Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union West Ballroom of the Union.

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Symphony Concert Features Esteemed Guest Conductor

November 9, 2012 — Guest conductor David Leibowitz will lead the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra through Vaughan’s Williams’ “London Symphony” Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 12 – Nov. 18

November 9, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 12-Nov. 18 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Sets Community Meetings on Presidential Search

November 9, 2012 — Wyoming residents have an opportunity to provide input on the search for the University of Wyoming’s next president in a series of public meetings around the state next week.

UW Trustees Set November Meeting Agenda

November 9, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their November meeting beginning Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

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Wyomingites Split on Wolf Reintroduction

November 9, 2012 — More than half of Wyoming residents believe introducing wolves into Yellowstone National Park has had negative effects, according to a new University of Wyoming poll.

Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships for the fourth consecutive year Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10. Following are results from the title games:

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Gallery 234 Application Deadline Approaches

November 8, 2012 — Applications for spring 2013 art exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Gallery 234 will be accepted through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

One of America’s Longest-Running Film Festivals Tours UW

November 8, 2012 — The “MountainFilm in Telluride” festival brings two nights of outdoor and environmental documentaries and film shorts to the University of Wyoming.

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UW Professor’s Delayed Greenland Ice Melt Research Published in Nature

November 8, 2012 — Neil Humphrey agrees there’s no denying that the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting. But he and other scientists who have recently documented surface melt of the country contend Greenland is melting at a slower rate than the current world consensus of scientific thought.

UW Program Helps Women Compete in Male-Dominated Careers

November 8, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Women in Math, Science and Engineering Program (WiMSE) will host a workshop, “Personal Statements in the Sciences,” Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon in Room 203 of the Wyoming Union.

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'Listening to Nature' Program at UW Focuses on Humans and the Natural World

November 7, 2012 — Scientists, artists and writers will share their views of nature during the “Listening to Nature” program Friday, Nov. 9, at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Simpson Family to Present ‘John Brown’s Body’ in Four Communities

November 7, 2012 — The Pete Simpson family production of “John Brown’s Body” will be presented Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Energy Resources Council to meet in Laramie

November 7, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) and the Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force (ACTTF) will meet Friday, Nov. 16, in Laramie.

UW Hosts Events to Combat Hunger and Homelessness

November 7, 2012 — National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week brings several events to the University of Wyoming Nov. 12-16.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov: 11-17: And Now for Something Completely Different: Video-Game Religion

November 7, 2012 — You may have missed it in the run-up to the election, but one of the most anticipated video games of the fall was released. No, not “Halo 4” for the Xbox, but “Assassin’s Creed 3,” which actually is the fifth game in the series.

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Clean Water for Haiti is UW Lecture Topic

November 6, 2012 — Difficulties in providing Haiti with sustainable, clean water after the 2010 earthquake is the focus of a lecture scheduled Friday, Nov. 16, at noon in Room 214 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Local Magician John Rotellini Performs at UW Friday

November 6, 2012 — Laramie magician John Rotellini performs Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Two Art Exhibitions Closing This Weekend

November 5, 2012 — Two University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibitions will close Saturday, Nov. 10. They are “Caribbean Color, Urban Lines and International Forms: Selected Works by Emilio Sanchez”; and “Bold Strokes and Finesse: The Stage Designs of John Ezel.”

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University of Wyoming to Host State High School Football Championships

November 5, 2012 — The Wyoming State High School Football Championships will be held at the University of Wyoming for the fourth consecutive year Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10.

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UW Art Exhibition Examines the Chilean Patagonia in the Face of Destruction

November 5, 2012 — Artist Caleb Owen’s exhibition “Patagonia Sin Represas” can be seen Nov. 12- Nov. 30 in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234. A reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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UW Scientist, State’s Veterinarian Lauded for Animal Health Efforts

November 5, 2012 — A University of Wyoming professor and the Wyoming state veterinarian have received awards from national animal health organizations.

UW SLCE, ASUW Offer Election Assistance

November 5, 2012 — Questions about registering and voting in Tuesday’s general election will be answered at a table in the Wyoming Union Breezeway from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5-6.

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UW Students Pleased with Campus Experience, According to Multiple Surveys

November 5, 2012 — University of Wyoming students find tuition is a worthwhile investment and view the campus as safe and secure, according to the latest UW Student Opinion Survey (UWSOS).

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UW Visual Arts Building Recognized for Energy Efficiency

November 5, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building has received national recognition for its energy efficient engineering and design features.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 11-Nov. 17

November 5, 2012 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 4-10

November 2, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming.

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French Classical String and Jazz Quartet Quatuor Ebéne Sets UW Concert

November 2, 2012 — The French band Quatuor Ebéne, also known as the Ebéne Quartet, will perform Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. This is the fourth performance in UW’s 2012-13 Cultural Programs Series.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 5 – Nov. 11

November 2, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Looks to Increase Efficiency of Student Transfer Process

November 2, 2012 — For years, the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges have worked together to assist the student transfer process. Now, the university is part of the Wyoming Transfer Council, which wants to make it even easier for students -- young and old -- attending the state’s community colleges to matriculate to Laramie. Patrice Noel and Joanna Anderson are leading the charge.

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Women’s Leadership Conference Scheduled at UW

November 2, 2012 — The Women’s Leadership Conference “Find your VOICE,” scheduled Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, encourages young leaders to find their voices.

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Star Trek Tribble Named

November 1, 2012 — Captain Kirk, meet Furry Ackerman.

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UW Cowboys Take Game on the Road to Wind River Indian Reservation

November 1, 2012 — Wyoming Indian Elementary School students waited for something more dear to them than candy on Halloween -- the arrival of the University of Wyoming men’s basketball team Wednesday.

UW to Host Dialogue Events on Social Media in National Elections

November 1, 2012 — The use of social media in Wyoming and national campaigns and politics is the focus of two dialogue events Nov. 14 at the University of Wyoming. The Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy hosts both discussions.

UW’s Ace International Laboratory Seeks Community Input

November 1, 2012 — State residents will have an opportunity to share ideas to improve international education during meetings scheduled Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at distance education sites in Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, Jackson, Laramie, Powell, Riverton, Rock Springs, Sheridan and Torrington.

WWII Spy and Holocaust Survivor to Speak During Holocaust Remembrance Week

November 1, 2012 — Holocaust Remembrance Week at the University of Wyoming is Nov. 4-9 and offers several events to honor those lost during World War II.

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